What's next for the booming town of Horace?

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The town of Horace, once a sleepy rural bedroom community, is seeing an explosion in population and is expected to reach 5,000 residents by the end of the year. While city leaders welcome the growth and new businesses, they're also working hard to maintain Horace's small-town feel.

Business reporter Helmut Schmidt recently reported on the boomtown of Horace and joins the show to break it all down.

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The Pizza Hut will be torn down and replaced with a Caribou Coffee.

Thomas Evanella is a reporter for The Forum. He's worked for The Forum for over two years, primarily reporting on business news. Reach him at or by calling 701-353-8363. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEvanella.
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